Category: Swim & Dive

B-R’s McNeil Named All-American

Jessie McNeil

Bridgewater-Raynham‘s standout swimmer Jessie McNeil was recently named an Academic All-American by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association.

The Association’s congratulations letter reads “Over 353,936 students are involved in aquatics at the high school level in over 17,454 programs for boys’ and girls’.  Approximately 2% of these students are recognized as high school All American’s.”

McNeil, who was the South Sectional champion in the 200-yard individual medley, also took second at States in the 200 IM and 100-yard breaststroke. She was also the Southeast Conference champion in the 200-yard individual medley and the 500-yard freestyle events.

McNeil after winning 200 IM at Sectionals

Durfee Swim & Dive Sweeps Stang

The Durfee Swim & Dive teams dominated Bishop Stang at the UMass-Dartmouth Tripp Athletic Center. The Durfee girls posted a 100-67 victory, while the Hilltopper boys prevailed, 89-40.

With the win, the Lady Hilltoppers improved their record to 2-1 on the season. It was a complete team effort, with many athletes being able to try new events and allow the Topper squad to show off its depth.

Diver Rachael Silva

Individual winners for Durfee included Rachael Silva in the 1-meter dive with a score of 225.65, Aimee Tiebout in the 500-meter freestyle, Zoie Mussotte in the 100-meter backstroke, and Claire Bjerre in the 100-meter breaststroke. Mussotte and Tiebout teamed up with Avery Antunes and Gill Tiburtino in the 200-meter medley relay to take first in that event. Other strong performers for Durfee were Paitynn Botelho, Casey Carvalho and Abigail Carrerio

Forrest Malo doing breaststroke

The Durfee boys also came home with a win to improve to 2-0 on the season. The Hilltoppers showed off the hard work they have been doing this season going into the holiday break. Individual winners included Cooper Long in the 50 and 100-meter freestyle, Michael Harrington in the 500-meter freestyle, Jack Fitzgerald in the 100-meter backstroke and Forrest Malo in the 100-meter breaststroke. The relay team of Harrington, Fitzgerald, Long and Omar Mahmoud took home the win in both the 200-meter medley and 200-meter freestyle.